In Celebration of the U.S. Capitol Dome
The 14th Dalai Lama speaks about honoring a Statue for his 85th Birthday message
The Dalai Lama (who speaks on his Birthday about his special Statue) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for democracy and freedom in his homeland. "After we came into exile in India, and after I settled here in Dharamsala, the statue of Chenrezig Wati Sangpo was brought to me here from western Tibet," the spiritual leader said.
"When the monks of the Dzongkar Chode Monastery were moving from Dharamsala to southern India I did a dough-ball divination to whether the statue should go with them or remain here with me.
"The result indicated that Wati Sangpo preferred to stay here with me -- so I serve as his caretaker. There is something special about this Wati Sangpo such that I sometimes feel he smiles at me, I often say, Avalokiteshvara is my boss and I am his messenger.---
The Slave Who Helped Assemble the Freedom Statue in Washington DC
Mother Goddess Of Freedom
The song highlights a poem, "Goddess of Freedom" written by William Cox in 1927. He wrote it for “Lady Freedom” atop the Capitol Dome. Her sculpture, Thomas Crawford called her, AMERICA! Design, Music and Vocals by Kris Farquhar.
Environmental Music Films’ new 2018 version of Lady Freedom published November 2007. Dialogue written by Moira Peters, Katya Miller & Kris Farquhar. Correction: Her circlet is of 9 stars and not 13.
Statue of Freedom Restoration
Video of the Statue of Freedom Restoration project
Sarah Winnemucca Statue Dedication
Representative Gibbons will serve as master of ceremony as a statue of Sarah Winnemucca is installed in Statuary Hall as Nevada’s second statue. It will be the 99th statue in the hall and the eighth woman. Sarah Winnemucca was a 19th century Native American educator and activist. During the ceremony a traditional Paiute blessing was given in the native Paitue language.